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Man Arrested in Atlanta After Alleged Sexual Assault Streamed on Facebook Live

A man has been arrested in Atlanta after an alleged sexual assault at an area nightclub was streamed on Facebook Live earlier this month, CNN reports. The man, identified as Dominique Williams, 34, was charged with aggravated sodomy after law enforcement obtained a video taken at Opera nightclub which showed “a black female being groped on her chest and possibly being raped from behind” screaming, “‘no, stop,’” according to a Jan. 20 police report. “In the video you can clearly hear the female saying, ‘Stop, please somebody help me,’” the report states. Williams, who reportedly turned himself in Tuesday after police obtained a search warrant for his arrest, remained in custody Thursday afternoon. His lawyer, Shequel Ross, wrote on Instagram that there is “no evidence that supports that Mr. Williams raped or sexually assaulted” the alleged victim. “Our client and his innocent family members have endured harassment as a result of this rush to judgement (sic) without reviewing facts,” she continued. The unnamed victim’s attorney, L. Chris Stewart, said Williams' arrest was "vindication" for her.